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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Agricultural Development, International Economic Development, International Relief, Microfinance

Mission: Bread and Water for Africa provides funding to African grassroots initiatives community-based organizations and leaders addressing critical needs such as the impacts of HIV/AIDS, orphan care, vocational and education training, water and sanitation, and access to healthcare services and information.Countries served include, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Sierra Leon, Uganda, Cameroon, Chad ,Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Results: In 2019, thanks to our partners supporters, Bread and Water for Africa® provide the following services that significantly improved quality of lives to family, youth, and community members in seven African countries. ***192 orphaned and abandoned children provided for all their basic needs, including education, healthcare, and counseling. **437 students in Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, and Chad received education support, including school tuition and boarding fees, school uniforms living expenses, education support. ***More than 40,000 primaries, junior high, and secondary school students benefited from the use of textbooks and reference books, with a total of 44,000 books distributed to 108 in Ethiopia and Uganda. ***More than 70,000 people received medical care, counseling, and health education in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Cameroon from our partners' hospital and clinics. ***400 female farmers received training and supplies to establish small farming operations to provide for their and their families’ basic needs through a program operated by Faith Healing Development Organization in Sierra Leone. ***Overall, it is estimated that 5,000 residents of the Yainkansa village and its surrounding communities benefit, either directly or indirectly, from the operations of its poultry project, which increased the availability of chicken meat and eggs, as well as the income of the community through employment and egg trading. ***In Cameroon, more than 650 residents in the village of Abomvomba benefited from the use of a clean water well which was constructed in June. ***In Ethiopia, more than 650 residents in the rural community of Degendo benefited from the use of a clean water well. ***In Sierra Leone, more than 1,200 students and residents of the village of Nafami benefited from the use of a clean water well built on the campus of the Logos Academy.

Target demographics: Youth, Children, Family and Community Members

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 100,000 individuals

Geographic areas served: Africa

Programs: Orphan Care, Education, Clean Water Development,Agriculture and Health Care

Community Stories

25 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa (BWA) is a small organization that helps the poor and the disadvantaged people in some African countries. The programs are important and very much needed. BWA runs it's programs effectively
and efficiently by local staffs without opening expensive
offices and posting staffs from USA. I believe some of the NEWS should follow it as an example so as to be effective like BWA.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 2

Shinga Development Trust is a non profit organization whose vision is Child Protection and Empowerment. Its mission is to protect child and offer them a safe place where they can live without fear of being abused physically, emotionally, sexually and verbally. Over the last ten years we have helped many orphaned and vulnerable children by way of feeding, educating and providing a place of safety. We have rescued many children from different types of abuses, helped sent many children to schools, provided food and medical care as well as train in some life skills. This was made possible by our long time and faithful partnership with Bread and Water for Africa.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I can’t stand for the suffering of children. I’ve seen too much of it all over, especially in those commercials, it makes me so angry. Knowing that the people at bread and water focus on caring for so many orphans over in Africa makes me proud.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with BWA and have met many of their overseas staff.
without fail they are all dedicated and hard working. The programs they
so proudly work for succeed, because of the staff and their labor. I can
say that BWA works very hard to find partners and programs that will
become independent and self reliant. I wish them well . Dave

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting Bread and Water for Africa for years now, and I love their mission. The fact that they help people help themselves is exactly what I think needs to be done by non-profits. If you make a group dependent on you how are they supposed to make a real difference down the road? That is why I support Bread and Water for Africa’s programs, because I agree with their mission of making groups self-reliant rather than dependent on foreign aid forever.

Donor

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa is an amazing charity! They provided so much support for the people effected by Ebola, it was amazing!

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

BWA is a very passionate charity committed to helping Africa's most vulnerable...children. I've worked directly and indirectly with BWA. I've seen first-hand how hard they work to help support the needs of the children in Africa by providing food, school supplies, education, health care, clean water which are some of the services they provide. BWA also helps women and men by teaching and given them the tools to learn some type of trade, such as agriculture, sewing, and bakery which can help them earn money to support their families. I invite everyone to visit their website (www.africanrelief.org) and read more about their programs. I'm very impressed by the work they do!

3 Lewa H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Children of the Lewa Children's Home (orphanage) have benefited from the support of Bread and Water for Africa for many years. Through the help of BWA the Lewa Children's Home was able to provide them not only with love, care, protection and shelter but the nursery and primary school, Kipkeino School, being part of the Home gave them an excellent preparation for the rest of their life. Thank you on behalf of all the children. BWA has changed their life and gave them a future.

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa has been dedicated for more then 30 years to help orphaned, abandoned and needy children in the Kenyan society. BWA provided medical care, clothing and school materials but did not just provide food... Instead BWA helped to develop a large scale farming enterprise which grows food for the children and processes milk into yoghurt, butter milk and cheese which is sold all over Kenya to generate income for the Home. The Baraka Farm is that way has been an example to many thousands of visitors, farmers, students and other charitable organization in the past. Adjacent to the Baraka Farm, BWA helped to build a nursery and primary school know as Kipkeino School which has educated children from the Lewa Children's Home since 2000 and many more to come in the future

3 Jos C.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Wonderful they way BWA has been dedicated for more then 30 years to help children in Kenyan Society to get a brighter future through providing a safe shelter, love, protection, schooling opportunities, water, food and energy (wood fuel)

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BWA helped through Baraka Farm more then 1000 small holder farmers over the past years. Many thousands farmers from the East African region visited and over 250 farmers have been trained during a weeks stay at Baraka Farm in the past 2 years.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa helps so many in Africa in so many ways. From clean water to orphan care - they really make the difference. Their volunteer spokesperson is a mother to many orphans and her Baraka Farm feeds the children and provides an income for the orphanage. Education is an important part of healing Africa and their education programs help so many. I support them!

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa's work with their Orphan programs is what I give to. They help so many orphans live a better life.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa is such a wonderful charity. It helps with basic needs and more for those in need. it also helps many to help themselves through educational programs and mentoring. Lives have been changed because of the efforts of Bread and Water for Africa.

2 Efern4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa has been doing great work in countries throughout Africa for years. They support programs that create self-sufficiency in Africa. Their programs provide necessities such as clean water and more but also educate - building a stronger future for Africa.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've just recently donated to Bread and Water for Africa and I am very impressed at less than one percent of the money donated to Bread and Water for Africa is going to administration expenses leaving over 99% going to the programs!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa empowers women in African communities which will definitly help enrich the lives of those people!

1 Frank25

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bread & Water for Africa has a long history of providing assistance to children in some of the poorest regions on the planet. From food to medicine to education, the organization supports its local partners in providing sustainable solutions to poverty. One of the core strengths of the organization is its ability to identify, qualify, and monitor local organizations to ensure that donations get used as they are supposed to be used.

When the TV reporters are gone, Bread & Water for Africa is still around.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa excels at providing the resources necessary for developing self sufficiency that allows these disadvantaged communities to reduce their dependence on others for the basic necessities for survival. The programs promote enduring skills that will result in a more independent culture.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa is great. They support programs in Africa that the communities develop. They also bring fresh water to areas where there is none. This improves the health and quality of life for all of those in the community. I see from their reporting that they have very little overhead so I know my money is being used wisely.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Bread and Water for Africa does an amazing job of leveraging in country support systems to develop sustainable support structures for communities. This is especially important today, as the major Ebola virus outbreak challenges governmental support systems.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a member of our volunteer Board, I have been constantly amazed at what B&WA can do with precious few resources. In a continent that seems ever-torn by conflict, drought, and disease, B&WA works small miracles every day, and over the long term, by providing local groups with the resources that help them help themselves. From securing and transporting donated medical equipment and supplies, to creating water reservoirs, to facilitating education for children, and teaching more productive methods of agriculture to local farmers, B&WA is quietly but inexorably effecting long-lasting change for the better in Africa.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had a standing order with B & W for a couple of years now and follow their work closely including meeting up with their reps in England from time to time. The more I learn about the excellent work they are doing the more I am convinced my money is being extremely well spent and I am very proud to let people know that I have some involvement with such an exceptional charity

2 Steve M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have watched this charity from a distant for quite some time. It does enormously important, wonderful work in areas of Africa that need all the help they can get. Those involved are committed and talented.

2

Advisor

Rating: 5

The unique quality of this NGO is that it has identified successful, local, community based African charities in Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, to name a few, and then "partners" with them to work together in the areas of health care, education, organic farming, orphan care, and most importantly, water harvesting. Also, it is led by an amazing and tireless woman in Kenya, a nurse, mother to hundreds of orphans no longer, and a true visionary.